1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the district office building.
The district proposes a budget of $68,306,098 for 2017-18, a 2.38 percent increase from the current $66,721,301. The tax levy would increase 1.82 percent, from $48,986,823 to $49,877,575.
This increase is equal to the district’s tax-cap limit, so a simple majority vote will be required to approve the budget. Estimated school taxes on the average single-family home would increase by 1.46 percent, from $52.07 per $100 of assessed value to $52.83.
The proposed budget includes average teacher salary increases of 0.5 percent and the addition of 0.8 of an art teacher. It also adds classes in food preparation.
A proposition asks voters to establish a 10-year capital reserve fund of up to $10 million for future districtwide capital improvements. It would be funded by year-end budget surpluses and “any other sources permitted by law,” the district said.
- District website: easthamptonschools.org
Incumbents Jacqueline Lowey and John Ryan Sr. are running unopposed for two at-large seats. Terms are three years.